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Cricket: Twenty20 is no 1

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posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 09:18 AM
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Middlesex's Twenty20 derby with Surrey next week at Lord's has sold out - which will mean the biggest crowd for a county match other than a domestic final for more than 50 years.

More than 21,000 tickets have been sold for Thursday's contest, which puts it in line to match the crowd between the two counties in a first-class match in 1953.

It will shatter the previous best attendance for the competition, the 14,862 who turned up for the Roses clash last year.

"This is great news for cricket," said MCC secretary Roger Knight. "At Lord's, we are all looking forward to staging out first Twenty20 match in front of a record-breaking crowd."

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